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Two killed in wildlife park clashes in eastern India

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (Image courtesy: Wikimedia)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

TWO people were killed and about 20 injured in the eastern Indian state of Assam, when protesters clashed with police over evictions of encroachers around a wildlife park. About 300 families in the buffer zone of Kaziranga National Park were asked to leave their homes after the state high court ordered evictions to help prevent poaching of the one-horned rhinoceros. Police said they fired in the air and burst teargas shells on Monday (September 19) when they were pelted with stones by protesters. “We have been residing in this area for decades, and all of a sudden the government told…

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